Better late than never: Samsung has finally released the anticipated Android 14-based One UI 6 stable update for the Galaxy S23 series in the US. The rollout began last week and the update is now accessible to T-Mobile and Unlocked variants in the US; a wider rollout should commence in a matter of time.
Samsung plants the big upgrade on the Galaxy S23 Ultra with S918U1UEU1BWK4 firmware version number. As it is a major upgrade it weighs a whopping 3GB in download size.
The update is already available to many users, confirmed by multiple users on the Reddit social media platform. Another thing to keep in mind is, that Samsung is pushing the new software in the US with the November 2023 security patch, other regions received the update with the October security patch. Here’s a screenshot shared by a user on Reddit.
Talking about the features, then Android 14-based One UI 6 update is rolling with features such as redesigned Quick Settings, more customization controls on the lock screen, new One UI Sans font, new emojis, a new media player, separate battery settings, and many more. You can check the complete list of new features coming with One UI 6.
If you own the Galaxy S23 and reside in the US, then you can navigate to Settings > About device > Software update > Download and install and check for the new updates.
As it is currently in a rolling phase, you can wait for a few days for the official OTA notification. You can also manually sideload the update on your Galaxy S23 series device, check out our guide on manually updating the S23 to Android 14.
Make sure to that a backup of important data before installing the new update on your device. Also, charge your phone to at least 50% in case of failures.
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